St Mark's Mansfield

Who we are

St Mark’s Church, Nottingham Road, Mansfield, Nottinghamshire, NG18 1BP 

or by phone – Tel: 01623 628067  

or by email –




Our Priest Fr James Curry and his wife, Alice. (photo curtesy of Tristan Jones)

Fr James trained for the priesthood at Ripon College Cuddesdon near Oxford and was ordained in Birmingham Cathedral in 1993. He served two curacies in the Birmingham Diocese. He was appointed Team Vicar in Jarrow in the Diocese of Durham, Rector of three rural churches in Aberdeenshire for seven and a half years and for the last four years Priest-in-Charge of two churches near Huddersfield.

Fr James is married to Alice who is a Methodist Local Preacher.



The Revd. Dr. Caroline Phillips Vicar of Mansfield Ss Peter and Paul and Mansfield St Mark

“It gives me great pleasure to have been appointed as your new vicar. 

I was born and raised in Staffordshire, but now consider Nottinghamshire to be my adopted home after coming here as a student 20 years ago!

After training for ordination at The Queen’s Foundation in Birmingham, I served my curacy in Ollerton with Boughton before taking my current post at Mansfield St. Augustine and Pleasley Hill St. Barnabas in 2013.

I’m married to Matt, a headteacher, have three wonderful daughters Anna (6) and twins Grace and Thea (3), and enjoy art, baking and Indian food.

I love ministry in Mansfield and I’m very much looking forward to where God will lead us at St. Peter’s with St. Mark’s.”

Contact details:- phone – 07851 511585  or email –

John IronsJohn Irons, Churchwarden

John has been at St Mark’s since he was in small trousers, he even went to school in Henley Community Hall. Churchwardens are legally responsible for both the maintenance of the buildings and the worship that takes place inside them. As well as working to keep on top of repairs and organising things, John is captain of St Mark’s Boys Brigade.


David Ince, ChurchwardenDavid Ince

David Ince first came to St Mark’s Church through the choir and hasn’t looked back since. With a professional background in peripatetic music teaching, he’s a lynch-pin in the musical life of the church and has recently taken on this extra challenge of being churchwarden. What kept him busiest before that was being Chair of the Bench of Justices of the Peace, ‘the voice of Trent Bridge Cricket’ and the Mansfield and Ashfield Echo – news media for people who are visually impaired.





Life at St Mark’s 2018 – 2019

2 thoughts on “Who we are

  1. Was with you for Easter Sunday Liturgy, many thanks to all for the quality and friendliness experienced. As an early Retired Priest (retired in 2012), I valued the Catholic liturgy. I recall Holy Weeks in the mid ‘80s when Fr John D’Costa was Priest, and I a curate at SS Peter &Paul, Mansfield, was able to come along and be part of the congregation.

    Fr George Davies.

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